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Testimonials

BTA offers your best value in quality training publications and services for license exam preparation, continuing education and clinical practice. 


BTA CUSTOMERS FIND OUR MATERIALS TO BE THOROUGH, CLEARLY WRITTEN, AND WELL FOCUSED. 

"I'm very, very excited and relieved to report that I took the Clinical Vignette Exam yesterday and passed! I can say with absolute confidence that your materials and workshops had everything to do with my success. Unlike some of your competitors, who try to use confusing strategies and gimmicks to ensure exam success, your program is really focused on helping us become more thoughtful, more informed clinicians -- and isn't that the whole point of this process in the first place? I could go on and on, but what I truly want to say is thank you. Thank you for not only helping me pass this critical exam that has caused me so much anxiety, but for motivating me to become a stronger clinician." A.O., Fremont , CA 

"I think BTA is simply superb, and whenever I have the chance, I strongly recommend your preparation over the competitor's. I used their materials to prepare for the first test and was somewhat disappointed with their quality. But when I opened their book to prepare for the second exam, I was shocked by their strategy, which appeared utterly bizarre. I immediately began looking for another method. BTA's materials are far finer, and actually address real clinical practice. Why would I spend my precious energy memorizing useless acronyms and mnemonics? Thank you so much for helping me pass the Vignette Exam on the first try!" - S.S.,San Francisco, CA 

"I failed my first attempt at the vignette exam! I had gotten advice from colleagues that another company's rating system was the ONLY way to keep all of the information straight during the exam, so I ended up taking their workshop and using their practice exams. Their approach seemed to focus on how tricky the exam is and was all about figuring out what they wanted me to think would be the right answer instead of following my own clinical instincts based on real knowledge and experience. Coming back to BTA after all of that felt like coming home to a place of rationality and insight after being in a place of 'game playing.' I'm actually looking forward to spending time with BTA materials, which are so rich and well explained." Y.S., Oakland , CA 

"I took my North Carolina license exam today and passed with an 81% (first attempt), thanks in large part to your excellent home prep course. Your materials were comprehensive and of tremendous value to me, an MSW who graduated in 1996 and needed a lot of help. I'm not sure I could have done it without your materials and just wanted to pass along my good news and thanks." L.K., North Carolina

"I passed the license exam this week. I studied like the Dickens, and the hard work paid off. Your materials were excellent, and I don't think I would have passed the exam without them. The breadth and presentation was excellent. When I was taking the exam I felt confident, and even used some of the relaxation exercises you recommended. That confidence helped me to keep focus and stay the course. The exam was hard, yet fair. It feels great to have passed, and I can now go back to resuming my life. Thanks for everything." D.A., Honolulu, HI

"There's no way I could have prepared for this without your materials. They gave me structure, focus and lots of clearly presented good information. It was just what I needed." - F.D., Memphis, TN

"I would like to thank you for helping me pass my license exam. The practice tests really helped me prepare and learn good test taking skills. Also, the rationales for the answers were well written and easy to understand. Thanks againit was well worth the investment of my time and money." - N.L., Cleveland, OH

WE ARE APPRECIATE THE MANY ORDERS WE RECEIVE FROM CUSTOMERS WHO ARE REFERRED BY OTHER BTA CUSTOMERS. THIS ALLOWS US TO PUT OUR RESOURCES INTO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RATHER HAVING TO RELY ON EXPENSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS TO ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS. 

"I just wanted to let you know that I took my licensing exam last weekend and passed with a 79! The passing score for New Mexico is 70, and the woman at the training center said my score was the highest she had seen in 6 months! The material that you sent me was absolutely invaluable. I can't express how grateful I am! I will be recommending BTA to every social worker I know!" M.L., New Mexico

"I passed both exams on the first try and found the structure of your study material to be extremely helpful in both preparing for the exams and in increasing my clinical knowledge. I will definitely recommend your training and study materials to others. Thanks!" D.P., California

"I want to thank you for the quality and effectiveness of your Home Study Course for my license examination. The materials proved quite educational and useful, not only for passing the exam (I passed the first time I took it), but also in my actual practice with clients. The practice examinations proved to be most beneficial. The broad range of information and explanations for the correct answers were truly a valuable study tool. Again, thank you for a quality product. I will surely tell others about BTA." - S.B., Oxford, MS

EXAM SUCCESS IS BASED ON A HIGH STANDARD OF QUALITY CLINICAL PRACTICE, NOT MEMORIZING ACRONYMS OR PNEUMONIC MEMORY DEVICES. WE ARE ESPECIALLY PLEASED TO HEAR FROM SO MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE FOUND THAT, USING OUR APPROACH, THE QUALITY OF CLINICAL PRACTICE AND EFFECTIVE EXAM PERFORMANCE GO HAND IN HAND. 

"I wanted to let you know I have been using what I have learned from BTA and I can tell you that the quality of my psychosocial assessments and treatment plans has already improved. Thanks so much for the excellent presentations and clearly written and articulated materials. I feel that your trainings and materials have directly improved the quality of my professional skills. In my 20 years of practice I have been to many trainings, put on by many different presenters. I want you to know that the quality of your work from your written materials to your personal teaching style illustrates the quality, integrity and artful command of professional knowledge that places you a cut above the standard." P.D., Chico, California

"I passed the license exam today on my first try! (You) gave me a good understanding of the field of knowledge and your process teaches good habits of clinical analysis. Your computerized sample test questions were excellent preparation for the actual test. I could not have done it without you. Thanks again. It has been a pleasure learning from you." A.W., California

AND EFFECTIVE EXAM PREPARATION CAN LEAVE YOU FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF. 

"Your clear presentation with easy-to-access associations and examples have helped me make connections that I had been lacking. They also remind me of the fascination that I have for my work with people - their motivations and their resiliency. It's never dull but often overwhelming, and frequently full of joy." W. S., California

"Thanks to your comprehensive, practical, and 'keep it real' study materials I passed the test the first time I ever sat for it. The hardest thing for me was getting past the fear of failure. Your study guides helped me beyond the test. They motivated me and I am proof that one can be out of grad school ten years, raise her child by herself, work a full-time job and pass this test. It is worth the price and time!" S.E., Arkansas

JOIN SO MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO KNOW THAT WE ARE PARTNERS IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPOMENT AND EXAM SUCCESS. 

"We would just like to express our gratitude in your support that contributed to us earning our licenses. Your professionalism coupled with your personal attention in responding to our e-mails, availability for consultation and questions certainly provided us the structure and 'sense of direction' we needed. Your updated material and workshops give little room for tangential venting and emotional breakdown (as we tend to do during this rite of passage) and creates a focus on what we need to strategize in order to pass. In particular we respect your vast and thorough knowledge and the work you have invested to make sure that all of your material is evidence based and current. You and your organization are definitely 'for the people' and worth the time and investment We have been recommending BTA to those who come in contact with us with exam prep advice, and thoroughly attribute a large portion of our license exam success to your knowledge, support and availability. THANK YOU!!!!!" S.S. and S.N., Riverside, California

Here are just a few of the many other letters we've received from our customers.

"I want to thank you for all your help. I really felt like it was instrumental in being ready enough to pass the first time around. So thank you very much for all your help and guidance. I will certainly recommend BTA to folks who are getting ready for this whole licensing ordeal. Your publications, SkillMaster CD, and consultation are all extremely helpful." - W.M., San Francisco, CA

"I just passed my license exam today after spending many hours doing exactly what you suggest in your materials. They served me well. Thank you! The materials were well worth the money." - A.B., Altadena, CA

"I just took my license exam and passed. I wanted to thank you for your study materials. They were excellent. Although I have over 10 years of post Masters experience, I doubt that I could have done as well as I did without the help of your materials. They were a life saver. Thanks for your good work and superb product." - L.R., Bend, OR

"I just wanted to tell you how wonderful the BTA license exam study materials are. Things that I had previously known were clarified, and the materials jogged my memory for things that I had forgotten. So much of what I had been learning in bits and pieces over the years were brought together for me so clearly." - F.M., Montclair, NJ

And across so many other wonderful letters we have received from customers, the same themes are repeated again and again. BTA license exam preparation materials and services consistently receive high ratings for being:

  • clearly presented

  • well organized

  • easy to use

  • thorough

  • and, most importantly, effective!